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News Briefs: IAI, Alpha Design Technologies in UAV deal for India           Uruguay receives mobile border surveillance system          Japan Successfully Launches New Spy Satellite          Northrop Grumman wins British government cyber-security work          Lockheed Martin introduced sensor system that can track and target multiple targets in radar-denied environments          Northrop Grumman Supports Successful Propulsion System Rocket Engine Test          Astrium delivers microwave radiometer for the Sentinel-3A satellite          Russia Retires Faulty Glonass-M Satellite          Russia, US to protect satellite navigation systems at UN level          Satellite Services supplies on-board sub-systems for smallsats and microsats          Patriot and Sentinel Capabilities Incorporated Into Integrated Air and Missile Defense Battle Command System          Lockheed Martin's Aegis BMD System Completes Highest Target Intercept Yet          Raytheon completes critical design review for GPS OCX software          Third Advanced EHF Satellite Will Enhance Resiliency of Military Communications          Boeing Offers Improved Cybersecurity Training and Simulation Tool           Britain recruiting cyber-warriors          Japan, US to discuss strengthening cyber-security          

 

Raytheon to build surveillance system
Raytheon Company was awarded a contract with the US Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) to build an integrated multi-INT system to safeguard forward deployed forces. The Persistent Surveillance System Cross Domain Solution (PSS CDS) gives warfighters an advantage by providing a complete picture of impending threats
 
ESA selects Thales Alenia Space
The European Space Agency, ESA, has chosen Thales Alenia Space to build the new Euclid cosmology satellite in a contract worth €322.5 million. ESA’s selection of the satellite prime contractor follows its choice of the contractor for the payload module (PLM assigned to Astrium SAS of Toulouse), comprising a telescope and an optical bench hosting the instruments, announced earlier this year. The PLM contract will be incorporated
 
Futuristic approach
A new concept in missiles that can rapidly navigate busy airspace without using GPS or revealing their origin has been unveiled. The proposed system, known as Hoplite, would enable troops to automatically call up precise strikes without having to wait for the surrounding airspace to clear or for a human operator to plan the missiles’ route.
 
Innovative tool
A next generation Vehicle Protection Jammer that can detect a road side bomb in under a microsecond was being demonstrated last month by Cassidian. The innovative Vehicle Protection Jammer-thought to be the first of its kind in the world-is so advanced that it can rapidly alert military personnel to the presence of a road side bomb.
 
Increasing mobility
Taking advantage of lessons learned through several Network Integration Evaluation cycles, the US Army is fielding to its first unit a new, smaller ground satellite terminal designed to provide high-capacity, beyond-line-of-sight communications to newly digitized command posts at the company level.
 
Precision attack
Air-ground fire coordination-also known as Close Air Support or CAS-is a dangerous and difficult business. Pilots and dismounted ground agents must ensure they hit only the intended target using just voice directions and, if they’re lucky, a common paper map. It can often take up to an hour to confer, get in position and strike-time in which targets can attack first or move out of reach.
 
Mission efficiency
Elbit Systems has recently unveiled its new Intelligence Management Center (IMC) for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS). The new center, already ordered by several customers around the world, enables management of
 
Look spaceward
The unexpected failure of India’s high profile, three stage GSLV (Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle)-3 during its April 15 orbital mission has been described as a certain setback to the Indian space programme.
 
Embarking into space
Ten months after India’s DRDO Chief Dr V K Saraswat indicated India’s capabilities and ambition to develop an anti-satellite weapon, the strategic community world over is intensely discussing the possible entry of fourth country - India - in the space warfare.
 
Backbone of connectivity
Modern war is all about exploiting information superhighway which is becoming increasingly hi-tech to ensure quick victory with zero casualties. Although it sounds unfamiliar to military strategists, it could be possible in near future as technology is all set to outpace existing human thinking.